Vaccination

As Omicron wave recedes, US museums drop vaccine and mask requirements

With Covid-19 cases down sharply from January’s peak, art institutions from the Smithsonian to the Seattle Art Museum are no longer requiring visitors to mask up

Ai Weiwei sparks outcry by posting ‘vaccine-sceptic’ video on Instagram

Chinese artist and activist says society does not have the right to make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory

Art Basel gets complicated: Swiss authorities will not accept Astra Zeneca vaccine while US issues ‘do not travel’ advisory

Non-EU visitors will have to apply for Swiss Covid-19 certificate before attending and, with certain vaccines not recognised, some will have to take tests onsite

New York City museums will require employees and visitors to provide proof of vaccination

Mayor’s order will be enforced starting on 13 September after a public education campaign

UK art fairs breathe sigh of relief as government waives quarantine for vaccinated overseas exhibitors

Some US and European galleries at events such as Photo London in September had threatened to drop out due to added cost of isolating in hotels